Routine Care of Ligneus Oak Boards and other oak products

Our Oak boards and other products are produced from solid Oak & finished with a food safe mineral oil or food safe wax

It is important to remember that some of the boards in our range are manufactured in edge glued sections with a water-resistant, not water-proof glue. 

After every use, wipe your board by hand with warm water and a sponge, with soap or a liquid dish detergent, but not with a product intended for the dishwasher. Place the cutting board on its edge in a drainer or rack then hand dry with a lint free cloth.

 Never leave an oak board soaking in a sink. Never put a wooden cutting board in a dishwasher. If you do, the surface of the board will become rough and the glue joints, if present, WILL eventually fail.

Oiled Boards

If you use a board often and it begins to look dry or dull, apply a generous coat of a food-safe mineral oil, wait a few minutes to allow the oil to soak in then wipe off any surplus with a clean lint free cloth.  

The idea is to protect the wood, but not allow the oil to build up. Don’t use vegetable oil or olive oil; they get sticky and go rancid after a while. The boards can be sterilised with cleanser regularly as long as they are then wiped clean with a damp cloth or sponge & re-oiled afterwards.

Waxed Boards

If your board is waxed and it begins to look dry or dull, apply a clear premium finishing wax, allow to dry for a few minutes then buff with a soft lint free cloth to restore it to its original lustre.

Restoring the Original Finish to Wooden Cutting Boards

With routine cleaning, wooden cutting boards will last indefinitely. If, after a few years of use, you notice stains or excessive cut marks, you can easily restore your board back to the original finish. You’ll need three grits of garnet sand paper (100, 180, and 240 grit) and a sanding block. Sand the cutting board evenly and thoroughly, using the rough sand paper first, then medium, then fine. When the surface is restored and smooth wipe any dust residue off then re- apply your desired finish as described above.